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Visits to the U.S. by Foreign Heads of State and Government--1874-1939

Date

Visitor

Country

Description

December 12-23, 1874

King Kalakaua

Hawaii

In U.S. November 29, 1874-February 2, 1875. Stops included New York City, Boston, Chicago, St. Louis (Missouri), and Omaha (Nebraska). First visit by a foreign Chief of State or Head of Government.

May 7-11, 1876

Emperor Dom Pedro II

Brazil

Visited U.S. April 15-July 12, covering over 9,000 miles. Traveled from New York to San Francisco, to New Orleans, and to Boston. Revisited Washington June 2; attended the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) June 20-25.

September 28, 1881

King Kalakaua

Hawaii

Private visit during world tour. In U.S. September 23-October 22, visiting New York City, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Baltimore (Maryland), Hampton (Virginia), Lexington (Kentucky), Omaha (Nebraska), and San Francisco.

July 19-21, 1882

President Barrios

Guatemala

Sought help in settling a boundary dispute with Mexico. Arrived in U.S. July 11.

January 26- February 6, 1898

President Dole

Hawaii

Discussed U.S. annexation of Hawaii. In U.S. January 17-February 22, visiting San Francisco, Chicago, Buffalo (New York), Cleveland (Ohio), and St. Louis (Missouri).

October 16, 1909

President Diaz

Mexico

Visited El Paso (Texas) in an exchange of visits with President Taft.

August 6, 1910

President Montt

Chile

Visited President Taft in Beverly (Mass.) while en route to Europe for health reasons. In U.S. August 4-9.

May 27-30, 1918

Prime Minister Hughes

Australia

Met with President Wilson en route to Imperial Conference meetings in London. Arrived in U.S. May 13; visited New York City.

June 21-25, 1919

President-elect Pessoa

Brazil

In U.S. June 20-27; visited New York City.

October 27-30, 1919

King Albert

Belgium

In U.S. October 2-31, visiting New York City, Boston (Massachusetts), Santa Barbara (California), San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Addressed U.S. Congress October 28.

September 15-16, 1920

President-elect Porras

Panama

 

November 7-24, 1921

Premier Briand

France

Attended Conference on the Limitation of Armaments. Departed November 25.

May 3-5, 1922

President-elect Ospina

Colombia

In U.S. April 24-June 2; visited New York City.

October 31- November 2, 1924

President-elect Calles

Mexico

In U.S. October 26- November 5; visited New Orleans.

April 15-17, 1925

President-elect Machado

Cuba

Visited Florida and New York City.

June 14-18, 1926

President Borno

Haiti

In U.S. June 11-30, visiting New York City and Philadelphia (Pennsylvania).

April 22-25, 1927

President Machado

Cuba

In U.S. April 20-May 7, visiting New York City, Chicago, and Atlanta (Georgia).

October 4-10, 1929

Prime Minister MacDonald

United Kingdom

Informal discussions in Washington and at Rapidan Camp (Virginia) concerning naval limitations and application of the Paris Peace Pact. Afterwards visited New York City. Departed for Canada October 14.

December 26-29, 1929

President-elect Ortiz Rubio

Mexico

In U.S. December 4, 1929-January 16, 1930, visiting Houston, Hot Springs (Arkansas), New York City, Baltimore (Maryland), Buffalo (New York), Detroit (Michigan), Chicago, Kansas City (Missouri), and San Francisco.

June 2-5, 1930

President-elect Olaya

Colombia

In U.S. April 20-July 2, visiting Chicago, New York City, New London(Connecticut), and West Point. Revisited Washington June 18.

June 11-15, 1930

President-elect Prestes

Brazil

Officially returned President-elect Hoover's visit. In U.S. June 11-20, visiting New York City, West Point, and Philadelphia.

April 28-May 1, 1931

King Prajadhipok

Siam (Thailand)

Private visit to obtain medical treatment. In U.S. April 19-July 28. Stayed at Ophir Hall, Purchase (New York) Visited New York City and New London (Conn.).

October 22-25, 1931

Premier Laval

France

At the invitation of President Hoover. Departed U.S. October 27.

July 21-22, 1932

President-elect Arias

Panama

Unofficial visit. In U.S. July 17-30; visited New York City.

April 21-26, 1933

Prime Minister MacDonald

United Kingdom

Multilateral economic conversations before the World Monetary and Economic Conference.

April 24-28, 1933

Prime Minister Bennett

Canada

Multilateral economic conversations before the World Monetary and Economic Conference.

October 9-11, 1933

President Arias

Panama

Discussed regulation of commerce in Canal Zone. In U.S. October 8-23.

April 16-18, 1934

President Vincent

Haiti

Discussed political and economic relations. Arrived in U.S. March 26 for unofficial visit to New York City.

June 24-26, 1934

President-elect Lopez

Colombia

Afterwards visited New York City, June 26-July 5.

July 8-9, 1935

Prime Minister Lyons

Australia

Discussed economic policy while returning from Great Britain. Arrived in U.S. July 7, visited New York City.

November 7-9, 1935

Prime Minster Mackenzie King

Canada

Discussed bilateral trade relations.

April 21-23, 1936

President-elect Gomez

Cuba

Afterwards visited New York City. Departed U.S. April 30.

March 5-11, 1937

Prime Minister Mackenzie King

Canada

Guest of the President. Afterwards visited Virginia Beach. Departed U.S. March 20.

March 30- April 1, 1937

Governor General Lord Tweedsmuir

Canada

Also visited Annapolis (Maryland) on April 1.

June 23-25, 1937

Prime Minister Van Zeeland

Belgium

In U.S. June 18-30. Also visited New York City and Princeton (New Jersey).

March 3-6, 1938

Sultan Said bin Taimur Bin Faisal

Muscat & Oman

Visited Washington during a three-week, private visit.

August 22-23, 1938

Governor General Lord Gowrie

Australia

 

November 17-18, 1938

Prime Minister Mackenzie King

Canada

Signed a reciprocal trade agreement. Departed U.S. November 20.

May 5-11, 1939

President Somoza

Nicaragua

At the invitation of President Roosevelt. In U.S. May 1-June 1. Addressed U.S. Congress May 8. Also visited New Orleans (Louisiana), New York City, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), and San Francisco.

June 8-9, 1939

King George VI

United Kingdom

Official visit. In U.S. June 7-11; visiting New York City and Hyde Park (New York).

June 8-9, 1939

Prime Minister Mackenzie King

Canada

Accompanied King George VI as minister in attendance.

December 5-13, 1939

President Vincent

Haiti

Unofficial visit to Washington, D.C. and New York City.


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